Posted October, 2012
Story by Lt. Jason Scott
Gulf Strike Team
National Strike Force
A group of four Gulf Strike Team members volunteered to assist the Angels' Arms animal rescue group on Oct. 2, 2012. Periodically, the group receives large shipments of donated dog and cat food which is then distributed to other local animal shelters or rescuers.
The GST was put to work off-loading 68 pallets (an entire semi-trailer) of food and then organizing it in the warehouse according to type and where it was going. The work was much appreciated by the organization and the GST will continue to offer support when requested.
The Coast Guard likes to recognize its members by saying a traditional ‘Bravo Zulu’ to its volunteers, Chief Warrant Officer Edgardo Estrada, Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Wilborn, Petty Officer 1st Class Kenny Tucker and Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Plair for volunteering their time and representing the Coast Guard in the local community.
Angels' Arms is a local non-profit animal rescue foundation. Their missions include providing financial and physical support to local rescue organizations, enhancing public awareness concerning animal welfare issues, and working with existing networks to provide transportation for companion animals from kill shelters to adoption - guaranteed shelters.
The Gulf Strike Team volunteered numerous times to assist this local organization and they look forward to continued assistance in the future.
The center is only a few miles from the Gulf Strike Team facility in West Mobile. The GST has utilized the new building as a training facility on numerous occasions. It was a great opportunity to strengthen our partnership with NOAA and highlight Strike Team response capabilities as an integral part of multi-agency disaster response and preparedness mission. Mr. Charlie Henry is the director of the DRC and Capt. Michelle Finn (NOAA Corps) is the deputy director.
Posted 6 December 2011
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